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Amy Tan (1952-) is a heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children. She is famous for writing about first- and second-generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy merely nerds]]. Much of her fiction is [[TruthInTelevision drawn from her own life]].

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Amy Tan (1952-) (born February 19, 1952) is a heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children. She is famous for writing about first- and second-generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy merely nerds]]. Much of her fiction is [[TruthInTelevision drawn from her own life]].


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Tan branched out into producing the movie based on her book ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' and even wrote the screenplay, making the movie a rare case of the author involved in making [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film based on her book]]. She wrote many scripts for ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'', the AnimatedAdaptation of her ''The Chinese Siamese''.

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Tan branched out into producing the movie based on her book ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' and even wrote the screenplay, making the movie a rare case of the author involved in making [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film based on her book]]. She wrote many scripts for ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'', the AnimatedAdaptation of her ''The Chinese Siamese''.
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Amy Tan (1952-) is a heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children, she is quite famous for writing about first and second generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy just as nerds]].

Branched out into producing for the movie based on her book [[TheFilmOfTheBook The Joy Luck Club]] and even wrote the screenplay, making the movie a rare case of the author being [[WriterOnBoard having a say]] in [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film based on their book]]. She also has dogs that she calls her children.

A lot of her fiction is [[TruthInTelevision drawn from her own life]].

She wrote many scripts for ''SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'', the AnimatedAdaptation of her ''The Chinese Siamese.''

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Amy Tan (1952-) is a heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children, she children. She is quite famous for writing about first first- and second generation second-generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy just as nerds]].

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merely nerds]]. Much of her fiction is [[TruthInTelevision drawn from her own life]].

Tan branched
out into producing for the movie based on her book [[TheFilmOfTheBook The Joy Luck Club]] ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' and even wrote the screenplay, making the movie a rare case of the author being [[WriterOnBoard having a say]] involved in making [[TheFilmOfTheBook a the film based on their book]]. She also has dogs that she calls her children.

A lot of her fiction is [[TruthInTelevision drawn from her own life]].

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She has dogs whom she calls her children.


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She wrote many scripts for ''SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'', the AnimatedAdaptation of her ''The Chinese Siamese''.

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A lot of her fiction is [[ArtImitatesLife drawn from her own life]].

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A lot of her fiction is [[ArtImitatesLife [[TruthInTelevision drawn from her own life]].

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A heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children, she is quite famous for writing about first and second generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy just as nerds]].

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A Amy Tan (1952-) is a heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children, she is quite famous for writing about first and second generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy just as nerds]].

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A heavily acclaimed author of books for adults and children, she is quite famous for writing about first and second generation Chinese-American immigrants and Chinese culture. Among many achievements, she's notable for elevating Chinese characters, and Asian characters in general, beyond stereotypes and making people take them seriously as people, and not [[AsianAndNerdy just as nerds]].

Branched out into producing for the movie based on her book [[TheFilmOfTheBook The Joy Luck Club]] and even wrote the screenplay, making the movie a rare case of the author being [[WriterOnBoard having a say]] in [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film based on their book]]. She also has dogs that she calls her children.

A lot of her fiction is [[ArtImitatesLife drawn from her own life]].

She wrote many scripts for ''SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'', the AnimatedAdaptation of her ''The Chinese Siamese''.

!! Her works include:
* ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub''
* ''[[TheKitchenGodsWife The Kitchen God's Wife]]''
* ''[[SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat The Chinese Siamese]]''
* ''Literature/TheHundredSecretSenses''
* ''[[Literature/TheBonsettersDaughter The Bonesetter's Daughter]]''
* ''[[Literature/TheOppositeOfFateABookOfMusings The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings]]''
* ''Literature/SavingFishFromDrowning''
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